Air Carrier in the Americas Signs Letter of Intent for Up to

Air Carrier in the Americas Signs Letter of Intent for Up to 30
Bombardier CSeries Airliners 
- Wings for first CSeries flight test vehicle being mated to
fuselage; assembly progressing well 
- Static test airframe being readied for start of tests 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/19/12 -- Bombardier Aerospace
announced today that an airline, which is based in the Americas, has
signed a Letter of Intent to acquire 12 CS100 airliners with options
on an additional 18. At this time the airline has requested to remain
Based on the list price of the CS100 airliner, a firm-order contract
would be valued at approximately $870 million US and could increase
to $2.08 billion US should the 18 options also be converted to firm
"We are thrilled with the worldwide momentum of interest being shown
for the CSeries aircraft program and we are pleased that customers in
both our traditional aviation markets and growth markets are
exploring opportunities and centering business cases around the use
of the CSeries jetliners," said Mike Arcamone, President, Bombardier
Commercial Aircraft. "As the CS100 aircraft readies for a milestone
year of firsts, we look forward to welcoming yet another customer to
the CSeries aircraft family. This customer selected the CS100
jetliners based on the flexibility and superior operational
efficiencies offered only by the CSeries aircraft family."   
As of September 30, 2012, Bombardier had booked orders and
commitments for 352 CSeries aircraft that include firm orders for 138
CSeries airliners.  
The 14 customers that have joined the CSeries aircraft program - nine
with firm orders - include major network carriers, national and
premier carriers, low-cost airlines, leasing companies and a full
service provider to airline partners.  
CSeries First Flight Test Vehicle and Test Airframe  
The wings for the first CSeries flight test vehicle (FTV1) are being
mated to the fuselage at the company's final assembly facility in
Mirabel, Quebec, after arriving from Bombardier Aerospace Belfast in
December. Assembly of FTV1 is progressing smoothly in preparation for
first flight by the end of June 2013. Additionally, assembly of the
Complete Airframe Static Test (CAST) article for the CSeries aircraft
is complete and the
 instrumentation and loading system is being
finalized for the start of airframe tests in January. 
CSeries aircraft 
Designed for the growing 100- to 149-seat market, the 100 per cent
new CSeries aircraft family combines advanced materials, leading-edge
technology and proven methods to meet commercial airline requirements
in 2013 and beyond. Powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G
engines, the CSeries aircraft family will offer a 15(i) per cent cash
operating cost advantage and a 20(i) per cent fuel burn advantage.
The CSeries aircraft's clean-sheet design is ensuring that the
aircraft will achieve greatly reduced noise and emissions, as well as
superior operational flexibility, exceptional airfield performance
and a range of 2,950 nm (5,463 km)(i). The CSeries aircraft will be
up to 12,000 lbs. (5,443 kg)(i) lighter than other aircraft in the
same seat category and will provide passengers with a best-in-class,
widebody cabin environment in a single-aisle aircraft. 
About Bombardier 
Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and
trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is
evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient,
sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles,
services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global
leader in transportation. 
Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Our shares are
traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the
Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. In the
fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, we posted revenues of $18.3
billion USD. News and information are available at or
follow us on Twitter @Bombardier. 
Notes to editors 
Images of CS100 aircraft and a photo of CSeries FTV1 are posted with
this press release at:  
Additional information on CSeries aircraft is available at:  
Follow @Bombardier_Aero on Twitter to receive the latest news and
updates from Bombardier Aerospace.  
(i) The CSeries aircraft are in the design phase. All data and
specifications are estimates, subject to change in family strategy,
branding, capacity and performance during the design, manufacture and
certification process. Performance has been estimated based on a
500-nm North American operating environment. 
Bombardier, CS100, CSeries and The Evolution of Mobility are
trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
Marc Duchesne
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
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